Mandible / maxilla
Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions

Topic Completed: 1 October 2013

Revised: 8 February 2019

Copyright: 2004-2018,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Cherubism [title]

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Benign tumors / tumor-like conditions: cherubism. website. Accessed October 15th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Hereditary and intraosseous fibrous swellings of jaws
  • Autosomal dominant, bilateral involvement of mandible and maxilla in young individuals
  • Surgery may not be indicated
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Similar to central giant cell granuloma
  • Also more delicate fibrovascular stroma without bone formation
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